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The stud that the clutch is held on has broken off flush with the clutch housing - howe do I extract it to replace it and secure the clutch so I can use the saw again ?

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If the stud you need to remove isn't broken & you can access all the thread try this trick.
grab 2 spanners that suit the nut that fits on the stud.
Now grab a second nut that fits the stud.
Now place one of the spanners on the stud followed by the first nut.
Screw the first nut down the thread so you can put on the second nut.
Screw the second nut down untill its flush with the end of the stud.
Next tighten the first nut against the second making sure the front one is flush with the end of the stud.(this will leave you with a spanner on the inside followed by two nuts that are tightened against each other).
Next tap the front nut with a hammer.A good tap.
Next using the spanner that is captured behind the two nuts,try to loosen the nut (at the bottom of the stud).
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If it feels as though the Easy Out bolt extractor, is being forced too much, and you think there is a possibility of it breaking, STOP!
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